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SOUTH AFRICA 2020

Travel Dates: July 23-30, 2020

This group has been in the making for almost 2 years and I'm so happy and excited to finally head there next July. 

I have personally curated an amazing package that allows the group to experience:
 

  • Table Mountain

  • City Tour of Cape Town

  • Robben Island (Mandela's Prison)

  • Winelands

  • Peninsula Tour

  • 3 nights Game reserve viewing the Big 5


The perfect balance for a first time trip to the Motherland!

Trip Info:

This trip is 7 nights, 8 days.

Package rate of $3300 CDN or $2550 USD per person based on 2 people sharing a room. 

Package rate of $4150 CDN or $3200 USD based on single occupancy.

***OPEN FOR BOOKINGS NOW - SECURE YOUR ROOM WITH ONLY A $50 DEPOSIT PER PERSON***

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary 

  • All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)  From Hoedspruit airport to Chisomo is in a 12 seater Quantum vehicle

  • Services of a qualified English speaking guides on transfers, day tours. 

  • Arrival Meet & Greet service at airports as specified

  • Entrance fees and game activities as per the itinerary

  • Meals as indicated on itinerary 

  • Rates at Chisomo Camp include all meals and 2 game drives daily

  • Hotel and airport porterage

  • Photographer

Exclusions:

  • International Flight (I can help you with booking or you can book on your own)

  • Internal Flight from Capetown to Hoedspruit (we will book as a group)

  • Visa/passport handling fees

Payment Structure:

  • April 1- $500 

  • June 1 - $500

  • Aug 1 - $500

  • Oct 1 - $500

  • Feb 1, 2020 – $500

  • April 1, 2020 - balance 

DAY 1             

ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN 

Accommodation:  African Pride 15 on Orange, deluxe room – 5 nights

On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight the next five nights on a bed and breakfast basis. 

 

With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world; an eclectic mix of architectural styles reflects the tastes and dictates of the past and the more functional demands of the 20th Century. Cobblestone streets, mosques and the flat roofed pastel homes of the Malay quarter enhance a cosmopolitan ambience and in a recent development, the restoration of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront evokes images of the seafaring activities of the 19th century. At the end of the day, gourmets and lovers of sophisticated entertainment have a treat in store as the choice for your evening's repast is vast.

 

 

Strategically located in the cultural hub of Cape Town, African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel offers an experience of sensual sophistication and style, combining distinctive architecture and exquisite luxury. The Hotels ideal location means that guests are near the National museum, Planetarium and Company Gardens as well as world class restaurants. African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel has 129 accentuated bedrooms and suites ranging between 40 and 70 square meters, 430 and 750 square feet. Throughout each of the exquisitely appointed rooms, no detail is spared to ensure optimum comfort and luxury. Sandblasted glass doors lead into your opulent en-suite bathroom that features an oversized bath.

 

 

 

 

DAY 2             

TABLE MOUNTAIN & CITY TOUR  (Breakfast)

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you are picked up for your half day Table Mountain and city tour.  Take a cable car up Table Mountain (subject to weather).  After visit the Castle (closed on Sunday) and Company’s Garden.  Drive by the Houses of Parliament, City Hall and Slave Lodge. Visit the Malay Quarter & the colourful neighborhood of the Bo Kaap.  Enjoy a complimentary diamond workshop tour and return to your hotel with the afternoon at leisure. 

 

 

DAY 3             

ROBBEN ISLAND  (Breakfast & Dinner)

This morning you will enjoy a Robben Island tour (9am weather dependent).  Transfer to the V&A Waterfront - walk to the ferry terminal at Nelson Mandela Gateway with your guide.  The standard tour to Robben Island is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides.  Please note that Robben Island has implemented a new procedure for all passengers booked on the Robben Island tour.  Guests are required to show proof of passport/ ID and fill out an indemnity form before boarding the vessel to Robben Island.  They may bring copies of Identification should they wish to rather keep the original at the hotel.

 

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the

price paid for freedom.  It is important for all visitors to experience all phases of the Island, to realize that the Island is a place of pain and a place of triumph and victory. The island tour discusses these themes as well as the detention and isolation of insane females, people with leprosy and prisoners, including African chiefs in the 1800’s. The Prison tour depicts the lives of political prisoners detained from the 1960’s to 1991. Former Robben Island prisoners conduct the tour.

 

 

The Robben Island Tour includes:  A return boat trip across Table Bay, a visit to the infamous Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner, a 45-minute bus ride with a guide providing commentary, the opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop.

The afternoon is at leisure.  Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with return transfers included. The drums of Angola and the Congo beat an invitation. The feet of the Xhosa and Congolese dancers tell the story of Africa. The unaccompanied singers sing songs from all over the continent. It is this soup of African influences which welcome you to Gold – the Cape Town restaurant with a difference.  Located in the heart of Strand Street, the inviting venue opens its arms to local and international guests every day for dinner which features the full African food journey through southern and central Africa. Add to this a healthy dose of Cape Malay cuisine and you have the freshest, most interestingly African menu in the Cape. Between sampling a wide range of starters and the superb selection of main dishes, each with their own African or Malay tradition but served with the chef’s modern day twist, the dancers and drummers slowly cajoled the diners into a unique dinner experience. The interactive djembe drumming and acapella singing of the highest quality ultimately had the most reserved of guests either on the dance floor or singing along to the infectious rhythms.

 

DAY 4             

WINELANDS TOUR     (Breakfast)

Today will be a full day winelands tour.  Transfer to Franschhoek and drive by Huguenot Memorial.  Enjoy Franschhoek walking tour and a cellar tour and wine tasting at a Franschhoek wine estate.  Transfer to Stellenbosch Wine Estate for a wine tasting and lunch (own account).  Enjoy a Stellenbosch orientation tour and return to your hotel. 

DAY 5             

PENINSULA TOUR      (Breakfast & Lunch)

Today you will have a full day coach & guide Peninsula tour.  Drive by Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno.  Stop at Hout Bay for a seal Island cruise, and see Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point with a Funicular ticket included.  Lunch in Simon's Town at Bertha’s Restaurant is included.  Visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach as well as Kirstenbosch Gardens.  Return to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 6

KARONGWE GAME RESERVE  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Accommodation:  Chisomo Safari Camp, luxury tent - 3 nights (all meals each day, 2 daily game drives)

This morning you will be transferred to Cape Town airport in time for your flight to Hoedspruit (flight not included).  On arrival you will be transferred to Chisomo Safari Camp.  Afternoon game drive.

 

Chisomo Safari Camp overlooks the Makhutsi River, tucked deep in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, offering an Unrivalled African Safari experience where the warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fine cuisine compliment the excellent Big 5 game viewing.  Traversing over the 9000 hectares of supreme African bushveld, Chisomo is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant) as well as a wealth of other creatures. Our open vehicle game drives are perfect for game viewing enjoyed in the early morning and late afternoon.. Enjoy a sundowner while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.  The magnificent game viewing makes for perfect photographic opportunities; enjoy the view of the Lowveld from a “kopje” amid the lush vegetation, huge variety of trees and over 365 different bird species. Game drives are conducted with our qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers – who will share their vast experience of the African Bush and a chance to view Cheetah on foot.  During the day, guests may relax at the pool or retire to one of the beautifully decorated lounges.

 

Situated under the shade of towering knob thorns and Jackelberry trees, Chisomo Safari Camp features 22 luxuriously decorated tented suites draped in white linen.  Overlooking the magnificent view of the Makhutsi River, guests often have the opportunity to view the Big 5 from their own decks. 

 

 

 

DAY 7 & 8      

KARONGWE  GAME RESERVE  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at your lodge.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

DAY 9             

DEPART  (B)

Transfer to Hoedspruit airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection home.  (flight not included)

Important Information:

Note: Limited rooms have been reserved and bookings will be made on a first come basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Each hotel is selected based on research, feedback from other agents and the tourist board unless the travel agent has stayed at the property indicated above.  It is the responsibility of the traveller booking into this group to do their own research to ensure they will like the property selected as we all have different expectations.  By booking into this group you are confirming you have reviewed the properties and are satisfied.

  • All known fees are disclosed at the on-set, however hotels can charge fees at property that the travel agent may not be aware of.

  • Payments not made by deadlines will result in auto-cancellation of the booking and monies received are non-refundable.

  • The package is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

 

Interested? Have questions? Drop me an email at thegetawayqueen@gmail.com
 

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